Financial Operations Manager

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Vision7 International is among the top 40 international marketing communications companies in the world with some 1,000 employees in Canada, the United States, the UK and Asia. It is a fully integrated marketing communications company that serves various well-known brands in North America and worldwide. Vision7 has four operating divisions: Cossette, Vision7 Media, Citizen Relations and The Camps Collective. Cossette is Canada’s leading marketing communications agency that provides fully integrated advertising services, and they were recently awarded Agency of the Year (for the 2nd consecutive year).

  • Cossette has offices in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax.

  • Vision7 Media is Canada’s largest independent media planning and buying group, operating primarily under the Cossette Media and Jungle Media brands.

  • Citizen Relations is a leading public relations company headquartered in Los Angeles with an international presence (US, Canada, UK and Asia).

  • The Camps Collective is a fully-integrated, digital-based agency group that focuses on advertising, digital marketing, Internet communications and social media. The Camps Collective operates in Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver.

In December 2014, Beijing-based BlueFocus Communications, the number one integrated communication and marketing services group in China with some 5,000 employees globally, acquired a majority position in Vision7. This move partners Vision7 with an organization that will help accelerate Vision7’s ambitious growth plans for its agency brands in North America and internationally as well as support its strategy to expand and grow in digital, CRM and other key technology sectors such as mobile.

Job Description

FINANCIAL OPERATIONS MANAGER

As a Financial Operations Manager you will work closely with several departments including Accounts, Finance & the Operations team to support daily financial operations on all agency clients. Some of your day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Overall client billing management (management of BCRs, Invoice Trackers, Billing Reports, etc)

  • Assisting in creation and management of monthly reports, reforecasts and year end packages

  • Creation & maintenance of budget and responsible for the quotation of all clients

  • Responsible for attending, managing and contributing to monthly finance meetings to identify & track billing priorities

  • Dealing with ad hoc projects when needed

  • Oversee new client/product set ups & other internal coding updates in financial system

  • Support other functions within the Operations team for accurate financial reports, data and financial analysis and add efficiency within the business

  • Supporting the Financial Operations team during audits and regulatory examinations where necessary

  • Own the financial reporting piece and present financial reporting to key stakeholders (Director of Finance, General Manager, President & business stakeholders)

  • Operate, Manage and enhance the financial close process for the various business units

  • Collaborate with other teams within the organization in order to guarantee proper financial reporting, statutory reporting, planning and analysis, accounting policy, operations, compliance and internal/external audit

  • Responsible for the reporting and analysis of several entities and processes

  • Support the company growth

  • Manage a team of finance experts with a mandate for continuous improvement and training

Qualifications

The Ideal candidate should possess the following skills:

  • A self-starter and who is highly familiar with Excel, Pivot tables and other analytical tools

  • Advertising Agency experience is a must - ideally minimum experience of 4-6 years as Finance Manager

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively perform highly detailed work on multiple concurrent tasks under tight deadlines

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment and under tight deadlines

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills

  • Detail oriented with excellent problem solving, strong analytical and people management skills

  • Ability to network and communicate effectively across levels and departments while meeting strict timelines

  • CPA or related accounting designation preferred

Additional Information

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Vision 7 is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other legally protected class in accordance with applicable federal, provincial and local laws. Cossette is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process, please let us know.